Special Committee Formed to Investigate Propane Prices

By KOLR10 News

Published 02/18 2014 07:25PM

Updated 02/18 2014 07:26PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A special committee aims to protect Missourians from high propane prices has been formed.

House Speaker Tim Jones announced the committee's formation on Tuesday.

Twelve members will thoroughly examine the root cause that led to recent price increases.

"The extreme jump we saw in pricing caught all of us off guard and resulted in many Missourians with bills that were hundreds and even thousands of dollars higher than expected,” says Jones in a statement. “Even as the prices stabilize we still need answers as to why this dramatic increase happened."

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